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A tip from a citizen led to the arrests of the two men in the death of Earl Olander, found bound and beaten in his ransacked farmhouse.
A 24-year-old Minneapolis man received an automatic life sentence Friday after a Hennepin County District Court jury found him guilty of killing a Brooklyn Center…
FICTION: Australian novelist Keneally’s work of historical fiction explores the bloody absurdity of fanaticism.
FICTION: David Treuer’s melancholy novel is set in northern Minnesota.
A 39-year-old Coon Rapids man died late Sunday in a three-vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 35 in Rice County. Mach B. Kuel was killed in…
FICTION: “Carthage” is about the damage individuals inflict on one another and the repercussions of war in a small American town.
FICTION: “Ripper” features a cast of eccentrics, one of whom is a psychopath. Guessing who makes for creepy fun.
Wendy Cammins, who shared her passion for seeing the far corners of the world with countless clients during a 42-year career as a travel…
Ian Barbour, a theologian and physicist who was an internationally revered pioneer in inspiring dialogue between scientists and people of faith, died Dec. 24 at…
Hennepin County District Judge Daniel Mabley also issued her a fine, ordered her to continue drug treatment and subjected her to random drug testing.
NONFICTION: Memories of an impoverished childhood in Mississippi are interspersed with eulogies for five young men who died long before their time.
NONFICTION: At first, the rustic newcomer charmed his neighbors. But soon they sensed that something was off. And then things got chilling.
Carly Christenson, a ninth-grader at St. Louis Park High School, had been hospitalized since Dec. 24. The virus has killed five people and hospitalized at least 600 in the state since October.
A wayward American teenager regains her health and soul on a remote Chilean island.
Three Minnesotans aboard two Delta Air Lines flights from Amsterdam on Sunday bit into turkey sandwiches that contained inch-long needles, prompting an international investigation led by the FBI.
Jorgen Viltoft, who as a teenager fought the Nazis with the Danish resistance and as an adult emigrated to America and became a successful…
During the 21 years Robert T. Smith wrote columns for the Minneapolis Tribune, the paper received many letters about him.
Paul Bergstrom, whose tenacity, compassion and broad curiosity about the world were partly shaped by a year as combat medic in Vietnam, died of complications from cancer and other ailments Friday at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. The longtime St. Paul resident was 64.
Two deaths were attributed to storm, which led to hundreds of crashes and towed cars and quite a few happy outdoor enthusiasts.
The storm brought beauty, but also many accidents, including one fatal crash. Snow emergencies declared.
Obituary: Dorothy "Dotty" Burns, 71, of Minneapolis.
A Tennessee family struggles to comprehend a butterfly invasion that some see as a blessing, others as a warning and still others as a chance to make some money.
R.K. Anderson's innovations and inventions made the world better for both animals and people, say those who knew him.
Minneapolis police are seeking public's help in finding driver and vehicle in incident early Saturday.
This finely wrought coming-of-age novel is set in a beautifully imagined Minnesota town in the 1970s.
Lisa Breecher, whose wide smile and fervent work ethic endeared her to shoppers at the Apple Valley Wal-Mart and the former Dayton's in Burnsville, died of abdominal cancer Oct. 19 at her group home in Rosemount. She was 52.
The Rev. James Habiger advocated on behalf of the poor and marginalized both as a priest and lobbyist.
Those who don't fit anywhere are freer to shape their own destinies, says a writer who has spent her life doing just that.
Kelly Lund, who loved running so much that he finished the 2011 Twin Cities Marathon despite terminal brain cancer, died Oct. 4 at his Eden Prairie home. He was 54, and before his diagnosis two years ago had worked as chief anesthetist at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina.
Chun-Jo "CJ" Liu, a longtime professor at the University of Minnesota who spent much of her life building bridges between China and the United States, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 24 at a Minneapolis care facility. She was 90, and had lived in Minneapolis for decades.
Vera Schletzer was a professor and activist on behalf of women's rights well before the movement was widespread.
The Rev. James Lavin nurtured generations of students with peanut butter and prayer.
The Indiana native had studied civil engineering before enlisting in 2008. He was based in Italy.
With his ever-present microscope, he did pioneering research on skin diseases.
Despite lifelong deafness, St. Paul native was highly social, and used his privilege and talents to benefit many people and institutions.
Michael Baynes, 55, was much loved on the university's Minneapolis campus.
Child prodigy Samuil Zabezhinsky survived World War II and turmoil in the Soviet Union to spend his final years in Minnesota.
An expert in criminal-behavior profiling, she was tough enough to deal with cops and criminals and compassionate enough to set young crime victims at ease, coworkers said.
As "One Man, One Band," Alphonse Bolden Sr. brightened the Minneapolis Farmers Market and other urban venues.
Melvin Mooty brought wisdom and class to the Minneapolis law office he helped build, Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett.
He never lost his strong love for his hometown, St. Paul, and did much to improve its economic and cultural life.
The longtime Twin Cities businessman was friendly, hard-working and tenacious, family and friends said.
A stone from the Roman sarcophagus venerated as that of the early missionary will go on display May 20.
Beyond Victoria, our correspondent discovers the lesser-known treasures and remote wilderness of British Columbia's most celebrated island.
In a career characterized by rare skills and strong ethics, she helped shape tax and other policies in Minnesota and sought to improve the state's quality of life for all.
Patricia Roth Anfinson, matriarch of a western Minnesota newspaper family and originator of the snickerdoodle cookie, died Wednesday at the Swift County-Benson Hospital in Benson, Minn. She was 89.
His social activism was fueled by his deep Christian faith, friends said.
Ojibwe writer Mark Rolo explores his gritty childhood with an unsparing but wise eye, and in doing so greatly honors his family, and readers.
Arlene E. Anderson, a formidable but beloved educator who helped shape a culture of academic excellence at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, died March 4 at her Minneapolis home. She was 92.
They were among six people who died within hours of each other on western Minnesota roads made treacherous by heavy snow and fog.
Minnesotan David Treuer examines Indian history and culture from solid if sometimes troubled ground - the modern Indian reservation.
Some stores shut down Monday night as panicked shoppers fled. At least 10 youths were arrested.
On Aug. 27 of last year, he was honored before a Twins game at Target Field, where he raised the American flag.
Duluth's Holy Cow! Press has reprinted a 2003 collection set in the town across the bay, which Anthony Bukoski knows down to his very bones.
Dr. Eugene Ott, who during and after a distinguished medical career gave generously of his time and talents to help the poor from Minneapolis' Phillips neighborhood to the slums of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, died of natural causes Jan. 12 at his home in Edina. He was 82.
In addition to extensive foreign correspondence, he wrote the Minneapolis Tribune's "I Like It Here" column and was all over local radio and television.
Alice May Grant, an educator in African and African-American studies who taught several years at the University of Minnesota, died Dec. 3 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. She was 88, and had lived in Richfield.
Robert Vivian meditates on unexpected subjects and presents surprising epiphanies.
A pregnant 14-year-old Mississippian narrates this fierce, fine novel, winner of the 2011 National Book Award.
At Carondelet School in south Minneapolis, she was known for making math and other subjects a joy to learn.
Those whose lives he touched came away as better, happier people, family and friends say.
Hard work and business savvy led to his success and fed his generosity, family and friends say.
The pioneering professional woman also helped lead the Minneapolis Woman's Club into the modern era.
As an archaeologist, she worked to illuminate women's pasts and improve their future.
Police in Crookston, Minn., on Sunday released the name of a man killed Saturday when his pickup was hit by a suspect who'd stolen a squad car after being shot with a stun gun and pepper-sprayed to no avail.
A man was killed and a woman injured Saturday afternoon in Crookston, Minn., when their pickup was struck by a suspect who'd stolen a Crookston police car after a confrontation with police in which he'd been shot with a stun gun and pepper-sprayed to no avail, authorities said Saturday night.
A refugee more than once, she became, for family and friends, the epitome of elegance and compassion.
As superintendent in Minneapolis, he brought the district through the social upheaval of the 1960s and '70s.
Widely respected, he had a hand in Minnesota Vikings' history. And he never retired.
A tornado touchdown was reported in Medina and a number of subsequent warnings sent residents bolting for their basements in the northern metro area on a storm-raked Saturday night.
Woman was killed when she walked in on a burglary.
In this accomplished debut novel, teen siblings bear witness to, and suffer damage from, their parents' failings.
The waves of Lake Superior are backdrop and soundtrack in the alternating stories of three strong but severely tested northern women.
For 30 years, he was fearless, ruthless and wildly popular - except occasionally with fellow drivers.
The 65-year-old man lost control and hit a lift tower post. It was Minnesota's second ski death this year.